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My Stepfather Is Stealing My Inheritance!

Minnesota-Probate-Attorney-Image-My-Stepfather-Is-Stealing-My-Inheritance.pngA Tale Of A Minnesota Stepfamily

Here is a tale about a Minnesota stepfamily, which can happen all too often in reality. After Dad passed away, Mom lived by herself for a while and eventually met someone new. Six years ago, she remarried; this time to a man who was very different from her first husband. Her two adult children, Jeff and Jenny, did not get along with their new stepfather Seth, Mom's second husband.

My Stepfather Is Stealing My Inheritance!

A Tale Of A Minnesota Stepfamily

Here is a tale about a Minnesota stepfamily, which can happen all too often in reality. After Dad passed away, Mom lived by herself for a while and eventually met someone new. Six years ago, she remarried; this time to a man who was very different from her first husband. Her two adult children, Jeff and Jenny, did not get along with their new stepfather Seth, Mom's second husband.

Am I Running Out of Time in Probate?

Probate Can Seem Slow

Sometimes the procedures of probate seem to move slowly. Add to this the emotions of dealing with a Loved One's affairs and it can be difficult to stay on top of the tasks required to complete the affairs. This can make it easy to forget that there are time deadlines in probate. If you miss these, you may lose your rights in Probate.

Minnesota Gay And Lesbian Partners Need A Trust

About 70% of People Never Complete Their Estate Plans

Did you know that about 70% of people never complete their estate plans in their lifetimes? This can work fine for some straight couples because Minnesota estate planning laws presume to leave the inheritance to their spouses, children, parents or siblings. For most gay and lesbian couples, however, this legal standard is often totally opposite of what they want.

Joint Account To Pay For Moms Care

Daughter Is Put On Elderly Mom's Bank Account

Putting a sibling's name on Mom's bank account can be a very bad idea. The solution seemed simple, as Mom was in poor physical and mental health. Daughter Amy was put on as a joint owner on Mom's $300,000 account. Amy's three brothers thought it was a good plan so that Mom's bills could be paid and her medical needs could be taken care of.

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